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Old Aug 5, 2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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At least one web site is reporting that the replacement for the E-5 will be based on the OMD series and will have a hybrid mount that will fully accept both the full 4/3 and m4/3 lens. Reportedly the physical size of the camera will be much larger than the current OMD-EM5. The OMD-EM5 will not be replaced but will continue as the before. Expect an EVF and a Sony sensor. Will be interesting to see what we actually get, but this is the time that the rumors will start flying.
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Old Aug 5, 2013, 11:07 AM   #2
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The sort of thing we've all been expecting........Be interesting to see what they 'really' come up with.
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Old Aug 5, 2013, 1:02 PM   #3
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pretty cool isnt it
hey check this out, maybe bits of this are similar
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr3-c...mber/#comments
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rumored EM6 is supposed to have all features of EM-5 plus E-P5 plus VF-4 resolution plus PDAF on sensor which will allow the FT lenses to be used, however they will still require an adapter to make the register distance correct for the FT lenses.
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word is
it isnt the usual adapter
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word is
it isnt the usual adapter
interesting I remember there was a mysterious adapter that was patented with built in AF and Image Stabilization... I suppose that could be a way out. Either way some sort of adapter is needed to get the register distance correct.

http://www.43rumors.com/olympus-pate...stabilization/
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I think its a lot simpler than that
ok I think its just an EVF mirrorless body, on sensor pdAF (which Sony seem to now have). All that remains to be satisfied is the mount

Im thinking there are now 3 mounts, and a single adapter
the body mount takes an adapter that isnt either an m43rds or 43rds mount, and its larger

the adapter has 2 mounts and is reversible, has 43rds on one side and m43rds on t'other
the mount corrects the registration difference so both come out right for respective lenses
and its a sealed unit when a lens is attached

In order to work the body must be quite thin
so that the m43rds side of the adapter sits just outside the body
with the 43rds part going inside what used to be the mirrorbox

change to 43rds lens?
detach the adapter, turn it around, lock it on the body
now your adapter has the 43rds mount on the front and the m43rds part inside, but not going quite so far into the body

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I'm just going to sit back and wait.. right now I'm hankering for a Fuji XE1 but I'd like to see a smaller E7 or whatever theyre going to call it.
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That would be NICE
I still have all my 43 lenses .
14-42, 14-54, 40-150, and 70-300
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I think its a lot simpler than that
ok I think its just an EVF mirrorless body, on sensor pdAF (which Sony seem to now have). All that remains to be satisfied is the mount

Im thinking there are now 3 mounts, and a single adapter
the body mount takes an adapter that isnt either an m43rds or 43rds mount, and its larger

the adapter has 2 mounts and is reversible, has 43rds on one side and m43rds on t'other
the mount corrects the registration difference so both come out right for respective lenses
and its a sealed unit when a lens is attached

In order to work the body must be quite thin
so that the m43rds side of the adapter sits just outside the body
with the 43rds part going inside what used to be the mirrorbox

change to 43rds lens?
detach the adapter, turn it around, lock it on the body
now your adapter has the 43rds mount on the front and the m43rds part inside, but not going quite so far into the body
I had to think this through and what you're proposing really is the kind of innovation Oly is good at.

I'm still very skeptical about the EVF. I use pro-level videocams and I'm not impressed with their EVFs for my still photography. (We're talking about very expensive videocams here.)
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